Foreign Animal Disease - Avian Influenza

Links & Resources

Ver. 2.0   Initial 4/8/05 static 1/08 06/21/10 (minor edit)

The purpose of this web page is to provide links to on-line avian influenza information, particularly on strain H5N1, and related materials for use by veterinary students, veterinarians and other health professionals. I update this list irregularly as I happen onto good on-line resources and when I need to use it for teaching. I've bolded those resources that I consider more important or valuable or that I tend to use most often. Please let me know if you find mistakes or resources that I've overlooked.

Note: This page is not regularly updated

"Must Read" sites for current information:

Federal Sites: - Department of Health and Human Services - One stop access

CDC - Avian Influenza

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings (website)

Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings (MMWR October 25, 2002 / 51(RR16);1-44 pdf)

National Vaccine Program Office -Dept of Human and Health Services

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (National Institutes of Health)

National Library of Medicine - Specialized Information Services



NCAHS - National Animal Health Monitoring System - Poultry

State Sites:

State Contact Information




Other Countries:

Australian Government: Department of Health and Aging

International Sites:

FAO  (Food and Agriculture Organization)

Avian Influenza - Animal Health - Animal Production and Health Division

Empress - Livestock (Emergency Prevention System)

International Portal on Food Safety, Animal & Plant Health
Path > Cross-Sectorial Issue > Diseases > Highly pathogenic avian influenza

OIE  (World Organisation for Animal Health)

Avian Influenza website

LJ King, ed. 2004. Emerging zoonoses and pathogens of public health concerns. Sci Tech Rev, 23(2).

Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals

PAHO (Pan American Health Organization)

WHO  (World Health Organization)

Academic Sites:

CIDRAP: Avian Influenza (MT Osterholm, U Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy)

Center for Food Security and Public Health (Iowa State U.)

Cornell Consultant - Influenza

Hardin MD (Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa)

Li Ping Medical Library (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Medical Ecology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (Texas A&M)

One World, One Health: Building Interdisciplinary Bridges to Health in a "Globalized World" (Rockefeller University)

The Why Files (U Wisc)

UC Davis

U Wisconsin Tutorial

Other Sites:

American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia - Avian Influenza

ASTHO: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

IDSA: Infectious Diseases Society of America - Avian/Pandemic Flu

IIASA - Health and Global Change Project (Avian Influenza - pdf)

The Royal Institution World Science Assembly

USAHA - publications

Other Information Sources:

American Public Health Association

Avian Influenza Symposium (One Word - One Health: Building Interdisciplinary Bridges to Health in a "Globalized World", 9/04)

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Canine Influenza:

CIA World Fact Book (index)

Dr. Martin Williams


Merck Manual

National Academies of Science

OtoRhinoLounsburgology Productions



An Investor's Guide to Avian Flu (8/05, pdf)

Is the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Over? Long-term Effects of In Utero Influenza Exposure in the Post-1940 U.S. Population (NBER, D Almond, pdf)

ProMed-Mail: The global electronic reporting system for outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases & toxins, open to all sources.


Risk = Hazard + Outrage: The Peter Sandman Risk Communication Web Site

SE Asia Poultry Industry Structure:

Livestock Industries of Indonesia Prior to the Asian Financial Crisis (FAO html)

  • The Indonesian Feed and Livestock Sector: A statistical overview (Paul Riethmuller, pdf)
  • Kampung Chickens: A key part of Indonesia's livestock sector (Kusuma Diwyanto, pdf)

Emergency Regional Support for Post-Avian Influenza Rehabilitation (FAO, pdf)

World migratory flyway graphics (Google Image "flyways"):




Popular Press:

Avian Flu, On the Verge of an Epidemic

Asia Times

Bushmeat - meat from wild animals crossing international borders illegally - wiki

The film "describes the trade as "globalised", with organized couriers distributing the meat to many European capitals, where it arrives without any customs or health checks. Estimates put the amount reaching London's Heathrow airport at up to 10 tonnes a day, often in appalling condition. The film says the imported meat could be carrying foot-and-mouth, anthrax, the Ebola virus, TB or cholera."

Bushmeat Crisis Task Force

GRAIN - global sustainability NGO

Latest news about the bird flu


The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague In History (JM Barry) (Amazon)

Selected longer review sources:

For a scientific assessment of the current risks for an influenza pandemic, see the National Academies of Science publication The Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Are We Ready?. JM Barry contributed "1918 Revisted: Lessons and Suggestions for Further Inquiry" (pdf of first page of contribution) to the first chapter of this publication, "The Story of Influenza".

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (M Gladwell) (Amazon)

Selected longer review sources:

Wild Animal Import:

Class Presentation PDF